Greek banks won't need further recapitalisation, ECB's Nouy says


ATHENS There is no reason to believe that Greek banks will need further recapitalisation, after the latest round provided them with 14.4 billion euros of funding, the head of the European Central Bank's supervisory agency was quoted as saying on Saturday.


Greek farmers clash with police, parade tractors in pensions protest 12 Feb 2016

ATHENS Angry Greek farmers clashed with riot police in Athens then paraded their tractors and pick-ups outside parliament on Friday, in their first big protest in the capital against pension reform plans after weeks of road blockades. | Video


Heralding Schengen suspension, EU gives Greece three months to fix borders 12 Feb 2016

BRUSSELS The European Union took a step on Friday towards suspending its cherished free-travel Schengen zone for two years by setting a deadline for Greece to stem the chaotic influx of migrants into the bloc.


East European states to help stop migrants from leaving Greece 12 Feb 2016

PRAGUE/BRUSSELS Eastern European leaders are set to offer manpower and other aid to help Macedonia seal its Greek border, sources close to the discussions told Reuters, in a move that could strand migrants in Greece in the coming months.

Be ready to halt migrant flow, Austria tells Macedonia 12 Feb 2016

SKOPJE Austria told Macedonia on Friday to be ready to "completely stop" the flow of migrants across its southern border from Greece and said it would do the same on its own frontiers within months.


Greek economy shrinks 0.6 pct in fourth quarter, contraction pace slows 12 Feb 2016

ATHENS Greece's economy contracted in the last three months of 2015 but by less than expected, flash estimates by Eurostat showed on Friday, as fiscal austerity and capital controls continued to weigh on investment, exports and consumer spending.


NATO launches sea mission against migrant traffickers 11 Feb 2016

BRUSSELS NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday.


Greek PM offers talks on pension reform, rebuffed by farmers 10 Feb 2016

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he was willing to talk to protesting farmers over pension reform but said it was essential to overhaul the system to ensure Greeks could continue to receive pensions.


Greek central bank chief says delay in bailout review threatens recovery 10 Feb 2016

ATHENS Greece's central bank governor warned on Wednesday that further delay in completing a first review of the country's bailout reforms could imperil a projected economic recovery in the second half of this year.


EU executive to push Greece, Italy more on migration 09 Feb 2016

BRUSSELS The EU executive will push Greece and Italy on Wednesday to do more to control migrants arriving across the Mediterranean, as time runs out for Athens to fix frontier chaos or be suspended from Europe's free travel zone.